Latest News — 12 Mar 2015

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with great concern the obsession of the Helen Suzman Foundation over the re-instatement of suspended Head of the Hawks. POPCRU had since condemned the behaviour of the Foundation and appealed for peace until the police portfolio committee in Parliament has looked into the matter as ordered by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

POPCRU would like know why the Foundation has been vocal about this suspension while there have been a number others before. We would like to know what informs principle behind all this hullaballoo. Their restlessness raises suspicions for possibilities of derailing the South African Police Service’s focus on transforming the service into a corrupt free entity. We also note that the Foundation enjoys media attention by constantly threatening court actions into the matter.

The police committee is at work and no institution or person can dictate how its investigations of the matter should be handled or ceased altogether. The Police Ministry has in the past come under public scrutiny that its officials were involved in crime activities. POPCRU are in solidarity with the SAPS in cleaning up the service that South African citizens trust.


Issued by POPCRU 12/03/2015

For more information contact: 

Nkosinathi Theledi
POPCRU General Secretary
Cell:           082 567 7803


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